The "slinky metal thief" (their words) was arrested on charges of loitering and prowling, grand theft, possession of burglary tools, possession of a shopping cart, and theft of copper. Police claim that Isaac is also responsible for a July 14 copper theft at the Stable bar.
The BSO says that copper thieves prey upon houses and commercial buildings in the middle of the night and crib several hundred dollars' worth of copper. Homeowners and business, in turn, have to pay thousands to replace costly air-conditioning units. Most of these thieves are humans, not slinkies, experts say.